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Miley Goes Bang
With her devil-may-care attitude and rocking new sound, the pop star proves she still can't be tamed.
Miley Cyrus is wearing an oversize sweatshirt and nothing else, curled up in an enormous trailer parked outside Soundstage 24 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. She's just unpacked her "kit," which is what the 20-year-old pop star calls the gym bag full of over-the-top, blingy, fabulous accessories that she brings everywhere. There are Chanel logo suspenders and belts, Versace Medusa necklaces and brooches, spiked stilettos, hats, and miles of shiny gold chains. "I never know when I'm going to be like, 'Photo shoot!' And need some weird stuff to whip out." What if there's a sudden swarm of paparazzi? Or worse: "What if I get to a photo shoot and the stylist just sucks? So I bring my own shit." Cyrus, whose fourth album, Bangerz, is out this month, today is filming an MTV promotion—and, sure enough, when she's dressed in a tight white crop top and tiny black shorts, she dips into her kit to layer on gold necklaces and a low-slung vintage Chanel chain belt.
It's been a year since "I started trying to take over the world," she says, unknowingly paraphrasing a comment that Madonna made on American Bandstand nearly three decades ago, when she herself was an over-accessorized twentysomething. (In 1984, asked by Dick Clark what her future plans were, Madonna responded, "To rule the world.") It all began when the fresh-faced Disney star shaved the sides and back of her head, leaving a shock of platinum on top. "It changed everyone else's life more than it changed mine," Cyrus says with a laugh about her new 'do. But she's not kidding: Since wrapping the Hannah Montana series in 2011, the little girl who led a double life on a top-rated kids' TV show has reemerged in the public sphere as a provocative pop sensation.
The new look apparently had been brewing for some time. Cyrus released the album Can't Be Tamed during her final year as Hannah Montana. When the series wrapped, she semiretired. "I took off and I just wanted to party. I worked so hard, and I wanted to buy a house and just chill." She moved out of the house she shared with her parents, the Southern crooner Billy Ray (he of "Achy Breaky Heart" fame) and Tish Cyrus, and in with her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth."I was an adult when I was supposed to be a kid. So now I'm an adult and I'm acting like a kid," she says. There are times when I'm sitting in my big ole house and I'm like, 'I can't believe I'm allowed to be here alone.' " (She and Hemsworth have been reportedly on and off and back on, but she declines to talk about their relationship. She will, however, say that she still plans on getting married. Eventually. "I definitely don't have time to deal with a wedding right now. But I will at some point.") She bought a car, a white Maserati with a Ferrari engine, and built a skate ramp in her backyard because she was too famous to go to the skate parks in her neighborhood. "I want my house to be the party house!" she says, flashing a big smile lined in bright-red lipstick.
On the point of partying, Cyrus brings up Justin Bieber, whose teenage rebellion is in full stride (as evidenced by the monkey incident and naked YouTube serenades). She wants to elaborate on the advice she recently gave him: "I'm not saying you need to take a break because you're crazy. I'm saying you need to take a break so you can be crazy, and people aren't going to judge you. You're going to do dumb stuff from here on out. But do it in your own time. Do it safely. You can afford to protect yourself and still have fun." She likens it to celebrities who get arrested for drunk driving. "Why don't they just get a driver?"
Blinged out, blindingly platinum, and with that banging body on display, it's clear that Cyrus is in the driver's seat of her new image. Take the much buzzed-about music video for her hit "We Can't Stop," which shows her cavorting erotically with life-size plushy toys. "We're in a world of selfies," she says of the unconventional glamour shots in the video. "I told my label: 'This is the first time I'm showing you what I'm bringing to the table as an artist. If this goes wrong, you never have to trust me again. I'll be your little puppet. But if I'm right, then you know I'm on to something.'" In fact, she was on to something—the video racked up almost 11 million views on its first day on Vevo.com.
Her ability to twerk, a slang term for hip-hop's brand of booty popping, debuted in the video too. Cyrus says she learned to twerk when she'd travel to Atlanta from her native Nashville and go to parking-lot dance-offs with girlfriends. They'd listen to music at tailgate parties and practice gyrating their bottom halves. "Not the country girls who are wearing the little frilled skirts and cowboy boots," she adds. Suffice it to say, she's not trying to tread on Taylor Swift's turf. What's Cyrus's country niche? "There is no girl out there speaking on behalf of the country girls who are turnt up."
While Cyrus is bristling with attitude, she's kept her feet on the ground paved by her famous father. "My parents always had money, and I've always been around this industry, so I didn't have my mind blown or become obsessed with being famous," she explains. Before moving, at the age of 13, with her entire family to L.A. to film Hannah Montana, she lived on a 500-acre farm where the children could do whatever they wanted. Her new California life wasn't that different. "When I was growing up, I didn't even notice that I started making all this money. There's something about new money that makes people change. But I never did not have [money]. So when I got it, I didn't become obsessed with having it."
She trusts her instincts, and runs with a discreet crowd. "The other day I saw that Lindsay Lohan was getting rid of, like, 80 of her friends because she wants to cut out the toxic people. I'm like, 'Honey, you're going to have to move out of this universe because everywhere you go there are toxic people.'?" Her best friend is her makeup artist, and most of her friends aren't famous—and are boys. She likes when they ask to drive her Maserati, and she lets them.
Her makeover mentor and album coproducer is Pharrell Williams, who had two hits of his own this summer. (You'd have to be living under a rock to have missed his "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke and "Get Lucky" with Daft Punk.)"His philosophy is that it's not what you're wearing, it's the way you wear it. It's not about the music you're making, it's how you're making it." She says he encouraged her styling in the "We Can't Stop" video too. "I feel like every girl is trying to have a beauty shot and prove that they're 'fashion.' But I can be in white leggings and a white sports bra and I'm on a whole other level of shit that those girls don't even get yet because they don't know how to do it." Cyrus calls Williams her "rock," the one man she can trust with her music.
He is equally effusive about Cyrus, who left a lasting impression on their first meeting. "I remember saying she was different," Williams recalls. "She was very clear as to what she likes. I kept thinking, 'She's got something.'?" What was it like to work together on the new album?"She has a crazy range like you wouldn't believe. And I really like that she is expressing herself."He's not worried about her falling off the deep end either, like so many other child stars. "It has a lot to do with her parents and the way she was raised," says Williams. "There's a thing Southern people understand that's hard to put into words." Maybe it's just that: Even though Miley's a second-generation performer, the Cyruses still aren't showbiz people.
To that end, she's put acting on the back burner for now."I don't really care to do anything acting-wise," she says. "I want to make all of my music videos so epic that it feels like I'm still involved with acting." Hannah Montana may have burned her out. "I had to have [the producers] put sun lamps inside because I was getting depressed from a lack of vitamin D," she says of the show's last two seasons, after the franchise expanded into films and world concert tours.
Miley has dabbled in fashion too, but she wasn't completely fulfilled. She inked a deal with Walmart in 2009, then became disillusioned when the line didn't turn out as she'd hoped. "I went in there and saw, like, a puppy on a T-shirt. I was like, 'This is not what I wanted.' I wanted skinny jeans, I wanted to bless Walmart with jeggings!" (Walmart discontinued the line in 2012.) She says she loves jewelry and would consider doing that, when she has time: "Making real stuff with high quality. Not quantity. But not until I know I can give it 120 percent. I don't want to just slap my name on something."
All that's left is Miley and her music. Which turns out to be the one thing in her life that's not stressing her out. (In addition to her own reportedly rocky relationship, her parents separated and then reconciled this summer—another topic she'd rather not discuss.)"I'm someone who cares about the real things in life. There are things that are personal that stress me out, but my career? That doesn't affect me. I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing." She lifts her fingers, which are tipped with long dagger nails and stacked in gold rings, and pushes her platinum bangs out of her face. "I'm not scared of anything."
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Raise your glass for P!nk. The pop singer will accept the Woman of the Year Award at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10 in New York City.
The distinction will cap off an exciting year for the woman born Alecia Moore, who scored her fourth No. 1 single on the Hot 100 earlier this year with "Just Give Me a Reason," a duet with Fun.'s Nate Ruess.
"I was absolutely shocked and surprised to hear that Billboard named me Woman of the Year," P!nk said of the honor. "It's been an incredible year and I feel so grateful to radio for sticking by me, and to the fans and friends and all of the incredible talent that I was fortunate enough to work with for this album."
"The Truth About Love," P!nk's sixth full-length, became her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 after its release last September, with lead single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss),""Try,""Just Give Me a Reason" and "True Love" garnering significant pop airplay. She is currently touring behind the new record, a worldwide showcase that was extended to 140 different sets due to overwhelming demand. "The Truth About Love" earned her a GRAMMY nomination earlier this year for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Her new album continues a tradition of major pop hits with a rough, bad-girl edge that began with her 2000 debut, "Can't Take Me Home." That album spawned two top 10 hits -- "There You Go" and "Most Girls" -- and was followed by a her first No. 1 hit, a featuring role on "Moulin Rouge"'s "Lady Marmalade" cover with Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim and Mya.
Each of P!nk's five subsequent albums have peaked inside the top 10 of the Billboard 200, culminating with her first No. 1 late last year. Along the way, she's sold over 40 million albums and 65 million singles, including 20 million digital tracks. That includes 14 top 10 singles, with "Lady Marmalade,""So What,""Raise Your Glass" and "Just Give Me a Reason" reaching No. 1 in the U.S.
"P!nk has almost been in a class by herself among women in music this year, and we’re thrilled to recognize her successes by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award," Bill Werde, Billboard's Editorial Director, said. "When our 2013 mid-year numbers were released, she had the top-selling album and song for a woman, and a blockbuster, sold-out, international arena tour. Earlier this year, 'Just Give Me a Reason,' topped the Billboard Hot 100, extending her amazingly consistent chart success which dates back to her arrival in 2000. Combine all of this with a spirit that inspires fans of every stripe, and you arrive at the remarkable package that is P!nk. She will undoubtedly continue to accomplish great milestones in the years to come."
Billboard's annual Women in Music Event, now in its eighth year, celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business, coinciding with the publication of Billboard's Women in Music Power Players list. This year's event will be taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in New York City. Katy Perry was the 2012 Woman of the Year honoree, while previous winners include Taylor Swift and Beyonce.
One Direction star was front row for the Prorsum autumn/winter 2013 show to watch rumoured girlfriend Cara Delevingne
It might have been raining but Harry Styles lit up London Fashion Week when he turned up this afternoon.
The stylish One Direction singer made his second appearance in as many years on the front row of the exclusive Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2014 show.
Harry was wearing the Prorsum leopard print shirt with a navy peak coat and black skinny jeans with rips on the knees.
Totally at ease with his company, Harry was pictured cracking jokes and smiling as he sat between Sienna Miller and Suki Waterhouse.
The 19-year-old is massive fan of the iconic brand and wore the Prorsum heart print shirt for the premiere of feature length movie This Is Us in London last month.
Other celebrities who were in attendance include Donna Air, Paloma Faith and Alexa Chung.
Harry was sat in the front row of the luxury catwalk in Kensington Gardens, central London, and watched rumoured girlfriend Cara Delevingne hit the runway.
To celebrate the hugely successful show, rose petal confetti was showered from the roof of the supermodel green house.
And naturally, Harry's hair proved to be quite a nuisance as onlookers say he was finding rogue petals under his iconic locks after the show finished.
Before taking his seat he spoke to fashion bloggers and happily posed for pictures and Vines when arriving with stylist Lou Teasdale.
“Breaking Bad” offered up one of its most intense episodes ever on Sunday night, throwing in major twists that prompted members of the cast, pop stars, TV actors and even an Oscar-winner to Tweet their reactions.
The first twist came in the show’s second act when “Breaking Bad” said goodbye to DEA Agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) who was shot by Uncle Jack (Michael Bowen) in the desert, shortly before Jack and his gang drove away with $70 million of Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) buried $80 million, and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).
Octavia Spencer (Oscar winner for “The Help”) took the moment hard.
Hank !!!!!!! OH EM GEE #BreakingBad!— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) September 16, 2013
Jesse also got to hear one final betrayal from Walter before he was taken off to be tortured and possibly killed, when Walter admitted he watched — and did nothing — as Jesse’s girlfriend Jane (Krysten Ritter) died of a heroin overdose (back in Season 2).
After watching the episode, former “Breaking Bad” cast member Krysten Tweeted her reaction.
As the third and fourth acts rolled out, an unhinged Walter drove his remaining $10 million back home. As he tried to prepare his family to flee, he was confronted by an angry Flynn/Walt Jr. (RJ Mitte), who was upset over having just found out the truth about his dad.
There was an argument between Skyler (Anna Gunn) and Walt, she sliced his hand with a carving knife, the two tussled in the living room and Flynn/Walt Jr. called the cops.
Before they arrived, Walter swiftly exited the home with baby Holly, prompting an amber alert, and tiny tears from the infant who cried out for mommy — tears that got the teeny thespian noticed.
watching it for the 2nd time....baby Holly deserves an emmy too #BreakingBad— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) September 16, 2013
In an episode-concluding phone call, Walter called his wife some choice names, but he also seemed to release her (in front of a room full of listening-in authorities) from any connection to his operation. He then left their daughter safely inside of a fire engine, the little one producing big, salty tears on cue for a rescuing firefighter.
Here’s what more celebs — including cast members Aaron Paul and Betsy Brandt — Tweeted about Sunday’s episode of “Breaking Bad.”
My heart is pounding and I can't breathe. Holy shit.— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) September 16, 2013
Holy F&$@ing Amazing Episode. Thanks for watching...see you next week. XO— Betsy Brandt (@betsy_brandt) September 16, 2013
Not to be one of those people who are constantly tweeting, "Oh my God, Breaking Bad," but OH MY GOD, BREAKING BAD!— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) September 16, 2013
After “Ozymandias” aired on the West Coast, RJ Tweeted fans to let them know that things might get even more intense next Sunday, in the show’s second to last episode.
Some bonus tweets not at the source:
They should call this Breaking Wind. My stomach's all gurrgly... Toot... ('scuse me...)— Don Cheadle (@IamDonCheadle) September 16, 2013
Good Christ was that astonishing television. #BreakingBad— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) September 16, 2013
This show is giving me heart palpitations— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) September 16, 2013
Enjoyed tonight's episode of Breaking Bad and now I'm off for a week of therapy ahead of next Sunday.— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) September 16, 2013
That was the darkest Malcolm in the Middle I have ever seen.— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) September 16, 2013
Had to add in these of Dean Norris dragging Walter White stanboys from a few days ago:
Favorite if u believe Walt only meant to make kid Brock "sick" not dead. RT if u think Walt NEVER lies— dean norris (@deanjnorris) September 13, 2013
Favorite if u think Jane "deserved" to die. RT if u heart fuckin psychopaths— dean norris (@deanjnorris) September 13, 2013
Hey you "rooting for Walt" folks. Got some John Wayne Gacy art for sale! Retweet if you'll pay top dollar you sick fucks!— dean norris (@deanjnorris) September 13, 2013
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The Internet hit celebrity gold this week when one Reddit user asked others to share their "before they were stars" stories. The thread kicked off with two simple questions: "Did you ever grow up with someone that is now famous? If so what were they like growing up?" Stories soon came flowing about a future James Bond who worked as a milkman, a certain Game of Thrones star who cheated on his high school girlfriend, and a current glamourous starlet who was voted class clown. We've rounded up our favorite gems. Of course, none of this is fact-checked, so it this could be pure fan fantasy, but here's what people are saying in the thread.
was bullied:"I remember a friend of mine on my soccer team was talking about this weirdo Hilary Duff. He went to school with her and she was nowhere near being in the popular group. From the way he talked I think she was bullied a lot. Then about a year or so later I was absolutely obsessed with Lizzie McGuire so she obviously showed them."
was a drama babe:"Lady Gaga (then Stefani Germanotta) starred in my high school's production of Guys and Dolls. We were an all-male school, so we recruited from neighboring all female-schools for our shows. She was a very friendly and affable person, even if she could be a bit conceited at times. Also, the entire pit band wanted to bang her (again, it was an all-male catholic school)."
was a popular girl:"She was a pretty typical high school girl. Drank and partied with the equivalent sports guys and what not. It was hilarious reading the article about her experience in school. How she was 'always alone' and 'none of the girls liked her because she hung out with the guys most of the time.' She was probably one of the more popular girls at the school, seeing as there were only maybe 80 of us total through grades 8-12. I don't remember her ever being terribly kind or a hero of the downtrodden like that article made out, either."
had a nice, normal family:"The dad, Richard, was my dentist when I was a kid and always had the best jokes. The mom, Lynn, is the sweetest person you will ever know. Amanda was always funny, but hit her stride in slapstick after going through some classes at the Laugh Factory. Jillian is like her mom, again one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I never really saw Tommy that much, but again, he was a really nice guy and pretty successful in his own right. Overall its a shame what road Amanda has gone down, especially with how awesome her entire family is."
had the best birthday parties:"I went to his 13th and 14th birthday parties, and they were really cool, a lot of people in the Atlanta hip hop and music scene. He was always a really nice guy. I've told this before but I ran into him about 6 years later when he was really famous and he remembered my name, was super cordial and took pictures with me, my girlfriend and my family. His little brother was having a birthday party at my family's business and they had rented the whole place out. Somehow a bee flew inside and stung his brother who was allergic and they had to leave. His mom WENT OFF on me saying it was our fault. Usher walked by during her tirade and shrugged his shoulders, ha THANKS FOR NOTHING USHER."
The British-born model is best known for appearing in the controversial music video for Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, which has racked up more than 174 million views on YouTube since debuting in March this year.
Ratajkowski will play Andie, a college student having an affair with Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne, reports The Wrap.
Gone Girl marks Ratajkowski's film acting debut.
20th Century Fox's big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel will star Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne, the wife of Nick, who vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary.
Tyler Perry will play lawyer Tanner Bolt, while Neil Patrick Harris has been cast as Amy's ex-boyfriend Desi Collins. Carrie Coon, Patrick Fugit and Kim Dickens also star.
Reese Witherspoon is producing the film alongside Bruna Papandrea and Leslie Dixon.
Miss America Nina Davuluri is responding to the obscene number of racist comments that poured in on Twitter following her crowning at Sunday’s annual pageant.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, the former Miss New York is the first ever Miss America winner of Indian heritage, an accomplishment she holds proudly.
“I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,” Davuluri said at the post-show press conference. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”
Among the disturbing missives sent in the wake of the 24-year-old beauty queen’s win were a number of tweets referring to her as Arab, “Miss Terrorist,” “Miss Al-Qaeda,” and “Miss 7-11.”
Some even suggested that picking the native New Yorker was an insult to those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks.
“9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?” asked one Twitter user, while another wrote, “nice slap in the face to the people of 9-11 how pathetic #missamerica”
Asked about the hateful responses, Davuluri said, “I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”
Chris Hemsworth & The Hollywood Reporter's Raphael Laski
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and director Jonathan Teplitzky
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy
Girl’s Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has admitted that she would probably never have chosen Nadine Coyle or Sarah Harding as friends, if she hadn’t ended up in a band with them.
The former Strictly Come Dancing finalist last toured with her bandmates earlier this year and the ‘Ten The Hits’ shows wrapped up in March, after positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
Since then, things have been fairly quiet on the Girls Aloud front, however in A Whole Lot Of History – Walsh’s new autobiography – the stunning singer opens up about tensions behind the scenes and admits that she only really feels close to Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts now.
She wrote: “Nicole, Cheryl and I have always remained close in Girls Aloud, I think we’d have been friends even if we weren’t in a band together. But I’m not sure that would have been the case for me with Nadine or even Sarah.”
“That’s not to say I don’t care about them or respect them.”
“They’re just very different from me and I don’t always understand where they’re coming from.”
Kim also opened up on the tensions that led the Girls Aloud splitting and admitted that the writing was on the wall from 2009, when Nadine moved to LA and got herself a manager.
She said: “Around the time when Girls Aloud filmed a cameo appearance for the movie St Trinian’s, which came out in 2009, things really got tricky.”
“Cheryl and I were in the Winnebago, getting ready, when our manager Hillary Shaw took a phone call.”
“When she hung up, she was all in a panic.”
“What’s wrong, Hills?” Cheryl said.
“Oh nothing,” Hills whispered. ‘It’s just Nadine’s bloody manager.’
“What? Nadine’s what?”
It turned out that Nadine had taken on someone to represent her as a solo entity, and we knew absolutely nothing about it. We felt like we’d been sucker-punched.”
Things were no different when the band reformed last year for one last tour. Kimberley says she, Cheryl, Sarah and Nicola knew they couldn’t continue as a group, however while Nadine refused to be part of the discussions or work on a press release with the girls, she later insisted that she didn’t want to split.
Kimberley said: “Nicola, Cheryl, Sarah and I tore ourselves apart about how we were going to announce to the fans that Girls Aloud was finally over.”
“All five of us knew that it was going to end, which is why we’d agreed to do one final tour.”
“An hour before the very last show, while we were still working on the official announcement, Nadine point blank refused to agree to any kind of press release — but we had to let the fans know somehow.”
“You can imagine our surprise when Nadine went public, saying that she had no part in our decision to split, and that she wanted the group to keep going.”
“It was quite a hard piece of news to swallow because she never said any such thing to the rest of us, and splitting up was what we’d always planned.”
Jessica Alba is Piperlime's guest editor, so she assembled a collection of her favorite items at the store for fall, and she discusses a few hot tips in the video below, such as:
But seriously, her boutique picks from Piperlime (a few are pictured below) are super cute & practical. The prices for these are less cute/practical, but you can also save $10 off $40 at the online store she co-founded, The Honest Company, with coupon code Pollinate10off40 (I don't know how that's related to fashion, but there you go).
Sources: Piperlime& FabSugar & Jessica's Twitter
Dane DeHaan plays a trouble-making intellectual opposite Daniel Radcliffe as beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, and it's just the latest interesting role for DeHaan. The actor keeps racking up hot, eyebrow-raising roles — including the upcoming part of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and James Dean in the recently announced Life with Robert Pattinson. I sat down with DeHaan and a few reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival to chat about working with Radcliffe, as well as the coincidence of playing two roles James Franco has already played.
POPSUGAR: What was your experience working with Daniel Radcliffe?
Dane DeHaan: I had never seen a Harry Potter film before this. I wasn't honestly very familiar with Dan as an actor. I obviously knew who he was, but he was great from the start; he was even prepared in my audition. We became close friends fast. After meeting him and working with him that day, I immediately became excited to work with him.
PS: Why were you drawn to this project?
DD: I think that it's a story that I certainly hadn't heard before, and most people don't know, but everybody should, so that had a lot to do it with it. Plus, it was a really great script, and I just fell in love with the part and how complex and impossible it seemed. It just had all the elements of things I look for in a project.
PS: Were you familiar with beat poets like Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac before the film?
DD: I was certainly aware of who they were and what they stood for, and I had read some of their stuff, but it was more the story itself; it wasn't about being in a movie with characters whose books I really like. It was about telling this story, about how they became who they were in a really interesting and amazing way.
PS: What do you make of the fact that you are now playing two roles James Franco has already played (Harry Osborn and James Dean)?
DD: I don't really care. We're very different people. Our Harry Osborns will be very different. I'm sure our James Deans will be very different. I guess the only things that I see that we have in common is that we both had the opportunity to play both those parts. [Playing Dean] is going to be a really big undertaking for me, and I am really terrified, and it's going to be a huge challenge. Being terrified and being challenged — those are the two things that are important to me going into something. I'm really excited to tackle it and I have a bunch of time to prepare it, and I'm really looking forward to it.
PS: Or you could just choose James Franco movies.
DD: Oz the More Great and the More Powerful!
PS: How are you going to differentiate your James Dean?
DD: I'm going to look at James Dean. I'm going to study James Dean James Dean; I'm not going to look at James Franco James Dean. There's a whole wealth of material about the actual man. I think I'm going to stick with James Dean. And when I say James Dean, I don't mean the porn star James Deen [laughs].
PS: What else can you tell us about the film?
DD: It's kind of similar to [Kill Your Darlings] in that it's about who James Dean was as a person before he became famous. The person that people know as the icon James Dean — that's not who James Dean was. I think what's really interesting about the script is it shows how a normal person can be turned into an icon, even through just a series of photographs and some good work in movies. That's a really amazing thing. He's my favorite actor, and I will work tirelessly to honor that project as much as I can.
PS: Have you been thinking about how you'll pull off that famous James Dean hair?
DD: James Dean had the best hair in Hollywood. Yeah, I've been thinking about his physique and his face and his hair; everything.
"Heard once that in dire times when you need a sign, that's when they appear/ Guess since my text message didn't resonate, I'll just say it here."
Two days before Drake's third studio album, "Nothing Was the Same," surfaced on the Internet, he debuted one of the album's most personal songs, "Too Much," on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." "Don't think about it too much, too much, too much, too much/ There is no need for us to rush it through," Sampha's abrasive voice introduces an emotionally frustrated Drake. Sampha's hook is almost the antithesis of Drake's turmoil; the calm. "Done saying I'm done playing," Drake launches into rapid rhymes of the restlessness that success has struck upon him. But it's the second chorus where you hear Drake roll up his sleeves.
"From Love" is on repeat right now
"My uncle used to have all these things on his bucket list/ And now he's acting like, 'Oh, well, this is life. I guess.' Nah, fuck that shit/ Listen man, you can still do what you want to do, you got to trust that shit/ Heard once that in dire times when you need a sign, that's when they appear/ Guess since my text message didn't resonate, I'll just say it here/ Hate the fact that my mom's cooped up in her apartment, telling herself that she's too stuck to get dressed up and go do shit like that's true shit."
After I fell upon the song itself, I found myself doing what many do to Drake's music: reminiscing of a close relationship, the kind you hardly ever speak of, to yourself or others, in order to avoid the acknowledgement of its internal impression. For me, it wasn't an ex, though -- it was my kinship with my older brother.
He has always played more than the role of a brother; he's been a best friend and father (that's another story). Our parents' room felt too dark to run to when I was scared, so I used to run to him, whose door was always open and marked by the moonlight. When my mother was sick, he packed my lunch daily with a week's worth of food, and held my hand at school when I couldn't speak a word of English (I still say my vowels in Spanish).
While I've held his hand too as we've grown up, it's not comparable -- and I'm always looking for chances to return the favor. He grew up a little sooner than he should, and he did so for me and my younger brother. He's never let me or my world slide off of his shoulders, no matter what weight of his own he was already carrying.
Drake's "Too Much" is built off the foundation laid down by the "Take Care" gem "Look What You've Done." While the earlier song spotlights moments in which Drake's uncle and mother showed their support for fostering his dream by any means necessary, "Too Much" finds Drake blindsided by the negative effects of that dream.
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Kurt Sutter wasn't joking. This season is already turning out to be dark and heavy as shit and we're only two episodes in so far. I am fearing for Tara and Juice. I miss the happier days of S1-3.
Caroline Manzo may be joining the “Real Housewives” elite who has landed their own spinoff series.
Bravo has given the green light to a pilot starring “The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” Caroline Manzo and her family, TheWrap has learned.
Under the working title, “Manzo’d With Children,” the pilot will follow the Housewife in her duties as the “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family.” Apparently, her adult children are driving her more nuts than ever: Albie is single and ready to mingle, Chris is eager to come up with the best idea since the stripper/car wash and Lauren is ready to let Vito put a ring on it.
The pilot will include Caroline’s sister, kooky Aunt Fran, who we met this season. She continues to bring in an assortment of barnyard buddies to the house. The show’s logline reads: “It’s one crowded house filled with personality, laughter and ham… in both pig and honey-baked forms.”
Manzo is an original cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which debuted in 2009. It airs its Season 5 finale on Sunday, Sept. 29. At 8/7c.
If the pilot is ordered to series, Manzo will join the growing group of women who have landed spinoff series, including New York’s Bethenny; Atlanta’s NeNe, Kim and Kandi; Beverly Hills Lisa; and Orange County’s Tamra.
Former BFF’s Lisa and Brandi continue to spar during filming of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the British beauty is fuming that Eddie Cibrian‘s ex-wife is out to get her, because the younger reality TV starlet wants to be in the spotlight, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Lisa just “can’t believe how Brandi has betrayed their friendship and trust. After Brandi tried to pin the blame on Lisa for confronting fellow housewife Kyle about allegations her husband had cheated on her, it was the end of their once very close friendship,” a show insider told Radar.
“Brandi has made no secret about how jealous she is of Lisa’s over the top lifestyle, beautiful mansion and happy marriage…she is now out to make Lisa look bad in hopes that she will get more camera time. It’s all about Brandi, 24/7, and sadly, Lisa is now recognizing that.”
It’s the latest salvo in the ongoing bitter feud between Vanderpump and Glanville.
Meanwhile, Lisa “just couldn’t believe that Brandi has gone so public with the troubles in their friendship. Writing a magazine column about it, really? Not very classy. Brandi is a foul-mouthed, low class wannabe,” the insider added.
“Lisa’s family had warned her about Brandi, but she always sees the good in people, and chose not to listen to them. She has no regrets, but don’t expect to see them being friends ever again. Once you cross Lisa once, you are cut-off from her world,” the source concluded. “This betrayal offended Brandi, who said that she was hurt by the actions.”
Leakes has been able to parlay her notoriety as a reality star into a serious acting career, earning herself a gig on two scripted TV comedies, a spot as a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice, and now her own reality show spinoff, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.
“You can expect this to be definitely a lot of drama… You’ll get a chance to meet Greg’s five children who no one has met on Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe said in an interview with theGrio. “There were viewers that thought that I had gone Hollywood and I decided to break up with my husband and just break my family apart. So they will get to see that’s not true.”
The mother of two also weighed in on some of the popular misconceptions about her in the media.
“I used to hear early on, ‘oh she’s ghetto.’ And I’m like ‘where did they get that from? I’m not ghetto. I am black-white honey,’” NeNe said. “I know how to be black, and I can be very white if needed to be. I think that you have to know how to operate with different personalities. If you’re going to go into then boardroom then you have to put on your boardroom hat. If you need to get street with somebody you have to know how to put the street hat on.”
NeNe set the record straight and said reports of her having recent work done are false.
“I had surgery and I did it on-camera on Housewives. So if I was going to do something I would be very vocal about it. I’ve had my boobs done a couple of times. I sat right on-camera and did those things,” NeNe said. “First of all I don’t think I need a face-lift, so I would never. I don’t use Botox… my forehead is very wrinkled. I do believe that you should ‘tune up.’ If you feel like you need a ‘tune up’ then you get a ‘tune up.’ I am a black woman with good genes. It’s not like I need to be pulled and tucked every five minutes.
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Hardston. <3 I love how they said that they quickly realized that the relationship between Ryan and Mike is really the heart of the show and there will be more focus on that with the retool in season two. As always this post has been brought to you by Actual Fanboy Mike Weston.
Google's latest doodle marks the birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist and inventor of a pendulum that demonstrated the rotation of the earth.
Foucault is also credited with making an early measurement of the speed of light and with the discovery of eddy currents: electric currents induced within conductors by a changing magnetic field in the conductor, which are sometimes called Foucault currents.
The son of a publisher, Foucault was born in Paris in 1819, where he initially studied medicine but soon switched to physics. Initially, the primary focus of his research was into LJM Daguerre's photographic processes, while he was also an assistant to the bacteriologist Alfred Donne in the course of his work on microscopic anatomy.
After collaborating with his fellow physicist Hippolyte Fizeau on a series of investigations into the intensity of the light of the sun, he made his name at the Panthéon in Paris in 1851 with a demonstration that involved suspending a 67-metre, 28kg pendulum suspended from the building's dome.
The plane of its motion, with respect to the earth, rotated slowly clockwise. The experiment sparked a pendulum-mania across Europe and the United States, and crowds were attracted to observe so-called "Foucault pendulums" in major cities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Later achievements included devising a method of testing the mirror of a reflecting telescope to determine its shape, the so-called "Foucault knife-edge test".
By way of recognition for his achievements, Foucault was made a member of the Bureau des Longitudes, of the Royal Society of London and of the Legion d'Honneur.
The physicist, whose name is one of 72 French scientists, engineers, and mathematicians engraved on the Eiffel Tower, died in Paris in 1868.
This show was so unfunny. I can't believe Brenda Song was defending it so hardcore this morning on KTLA.